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Mar 21, 2012 4:00pm EDT
. in today's campaign 2012 report, mitt romney is the first gop candidate to visit our state in advance of the april 3rd primary. >>> fresh off his big win in illinois, romney helps him on his lead. romney plans to win the support of local republicans. adam? >> any minute now, a town hall meeting will kick off. romney is saturating the air waves. he's spending nearly half a million dollars. these are live pictures that we just got here from the american american legion hall in arbutus. this is also where governor bob ehrlich kicked off his campaign for governor last time. it's a very popular hot spot with maryland republicans. romney is hoping to walk away with maryland's 37 delegates. also the chairman of romney's campaign. we're still waiting for romney to take the stage and begin to speak. maryland is going to begin to hold primaries. and early voting will begin this saturday. >> adam, thank you. stay with complete coverage of campaign 2012. we'll bring you the latest on the candidates and the primary results. >>> a maryland senator is marking a milestone in washington. moments ago,
CBS
Mar 30, 2012 4:00pm EDT
. and it's almost two full percentage points lower than the national average. >>> mitt romney is gaining momentum in tonight's campaign 2012 report. mitt romney and rick santorum are looking to knock down ahead of next week's primary. >> reporter: mitt romney took the stage in wisconsin, with one of that state's best-known lawmakers. he picked up the endorsement of congressman paul ryan, a conservative known for taking a tough line on government spending. >> because in this man, we have a person of conviction. we have a man with the right kind of experience. >> reporter: ryan joins a growing list of republican leaders, lining up to support romney. including former president george h.w. bush. despite that, the former governor's chief rival, rick santorum, says he'll fight to the finish. campaigning in wisconsin, he said the obama administration keeps imposing rules that are killing jobs. >> and i will eliminate every single one of those regulations on day 1. >> reporter: santorum is trailing seven points behind romney in the latest wisconsin poll. newt gingrich is barely registering on th
CBS
Mar 19, 2012 4:00pm EDT
pinkston reports for wjz from the white house. >> reporter: mitt romney took the podium, focused on a fall matchup with president obama. >> this selection is going to be about principal. our economic freedom will be in the ballot. >> reporter: first, romney faces rick santorum in tuesday's primary. romney is fresh from a win in puerto rico. and new polls show he is leading santorum by seven points in illinois. but he's not taking any chances. the former governor is quick to point out why he is the better choice for the republican party. >> i'm running in part because i have the experience and vision to get us out of this mess. >> reporter: romney is linking santorum to president obama, calling both men, "economic lightweights." santorum is pushing back. >> you hear him talk about oh, i created jobs in the private sector. but he didn't do anything in massachusetts to create environments for jobs. why? because he exploded the size and scale of government. >> santorum calls for new brushes to push him aside. romney says they cannot pick up enough delegates. but the former senator plans to tak
CBS
Mar 6, 2012 4:00pm EST
-and-head battle between rick santorum and mitt romney, prompted some democrats to weigh in. >> it was not much change, you know. unemployment is terrible. >> reporter: mitt romney will vote in the massachusetts primary later today. this morning, he appeared via satellite at the national conference for apec, a pro- israel lobbying group. >> i'm sorry that my super tuesday traveling schedule prevents me from being with you in person. >> reporter: santorum went to make his speech in person. >> as you know, this is a somewhat important day in my life today. >> reporter: 1400 delegates are up for grabs. that's more than one-third of the total needed to clinch the gop nomination. newt gingrich rallied supporters in huntsville, alabama. voters there won't go to the polls until next week. but he's focused on the south. >> we're going to carry georgia by a big margin tonight. we'll do much better than people expect in other states. >> ron paul is holding campaign events in north carolina and idaho. two caucuses where he is hoping to capture his first win. >>> and the presidential primary election will
CBS
Mar 14, 2012 4:00pm EDT
endorsed rival mitt romney and later held a town hall meeting. the former senator is riding high off a pair of victories in alabama and mississippi and sounds confident about the road ahead. >> conservative. >> reporter: romney is working to slow down santorum's surge and will visit puerto rico later this week. romney's campaign and supporters have already spent more than $3 million on tv ads in illinois, ahead of that state's primary there next week. romney doesn't just have more money, he is way ahead in the delegate race. he has collected more than all of the other gop hopefuls combined. >> reporter: campaign supporters are pushing newt gingrich to drop his presidential bid. gingrich finished second in tuesday's contest and showed no sign that he's ready to quit. >> the elite media's effort to convince the nation that mitt romney is inevitable just collapsed. >> reporter: the former house speaker campaigned in illinois. he insists he's the best person to challenge president obama in the fall. at the white house, danielle noting nottingham, wjz eyewitness news. >> the next contest happen
CBS
Mar 20, 2012 4:00pm EDT
-man race between mitt romney and rick santorum. >> reporter: illinois republicans are picking the gop candidate they want to challenge president obama. >> i hope romney takes illinois. i really do. i think right now, he's probably the best qualified. >> i like santorum. he seems like a more traditional and conservative candidate. >> reporter: mitt romney and rick santorum spent the past few days, pounding the pavement in illinois. romney continues to make the case that he's the best candidate to win back the white house. >> together, we're going to get this job done, i'm going to get the nomination. we're going to defeat barack obama. >> reporter: santorum had to do damage control, after saying he didn't, quote, care about the unemployment rate. >> occasionally, you say some things you wish you had a do- over. >> reporter: mitt romney is expected to do well in suburban chicago districts like this one, while rick santorum is planning on a big turnout from conservatives in the state. >> you don't get a chance very often to speak loudly, as conservatives in illinois. >> reporter: even wi
CBS
Mar 2, 2012 4:00pm EST
state today, ahead of caucuses there. >> reporter: mitt romney got an enthusiastic welcome from supporters in washington state, where voters talk us saturday. >> let's go to work together and keep america, the hope of the earth. thank you. >> reporter: romney and rick santorum are favorites to win in washington. but ron paul has invested heavily in the state, hoping to get a large share of its 43 delegates. newt gingrich is in georgia, looking ahead to super tuesday. 10 states vote on tuesday and one of the largest prizes is ohio. a new quinipiac poll shows rick santorum with a slight edge over romney there. >> reporter: many ohio republicans will be voting with their wallet. recession hit the state hard, manufacturing the largest part of the economy here, dropped more than 20% and is only now showing signs of improvement. >> david finegar owns this toledo plant that owns metal fence posts. finegar believes too much government is hurting his bottom line. >> he's voting for mitt romney on tuesday. he thinks the former ceo can best help small
CBS
Mar 26, 2012 4:00pm EDT
attack on mitt romney. >> thank you very very much. >> reporter: during a speech moments before the former pennsylvania senator told a crowd of supporters not to vote for romney. >> pick any other republican in the country, he is the worst republican in the country to put up against barack obama. >> reporter: santorum clarified he meant romney couldn't take on president obama when it comes to health care. >> quit distorting our words. if i see it, it is bleep come on man what are you doing. >> reporter: he clearly knew the cameras were rolling here the pressure is on him here and he is trying to appoint people toward health care if he wants to use the media as a foil in this way that is absolutely up to him but we are simply asking questions like we all do. >> reporter: santorum says the reporter was taking him out of context and tried to make this a broader attack on his opponent than it was. in washington, susan mcguiness, wjz eyewitness news. >> santorum is campaigning hard in wisconsin and overwhelming won the louisiana primary over the weekend mitt romney still has a huge l
CBS
Mar 29, 2012 4:00pm EDT
up all new at 5:00 and 6:00. >>> newt gingrich cuts back while mitt romney cuts closer to locking up the nomination for president. danielle nottingham reports for wjz. rick santorum isn't ready to give up the fight. >> reporter: mitt romney is picking up an endorsement from former president george h.w. bush. it's the latest sign that gop leaders are eager to wrap up the primary race and begin the head to have -- head-to-head battle with president obama. on wednesday, tea party favorite, florida senator marco rubio, threw his support behind romney, saying republicans don't need a floor fight at this summer's convention. romney's closest rival, rick santorum, seemed to acknowledge publicly, for the first time, he may not win this contest. but he's still campaigning hard in wisconsin, ahead of next week's primary. >> i think the american people are tired of politicians who will tell you whatever you want to hear when they're in front of you. >> reporter: santorum stopping at bowling alleys around the state, to convince voters he's the conservative candidate who can relate to them. >> re
CBS
Mar 5, 2012 4:00pm EST
nottingham, reporting for wjz. >> reporter: mitt romney fired up supporters in canton, ohio. he took the stage to make the case, why they should get out and vote for him on super tuesday. >> if you think this campaign against president obama is going to be about the economy and jobs and government being too big, then i'm the guy you need to nominate. >> reporter: romney will spend the entire day campaigning in ohio. and so will rick santorum. polls show the two neck and neck here, heading into super tuesday's most critical contest. >> i come to the people of ohio. as a candidate who shouldn't be here. shouldn't be here, if you looked at any political expert and you looked at the money that's been spent. >> reporter: santorum will watch the returns in stubenville, but if he wins here, he won't catch the area's delegate. his campaign failed to submit the required paperwork in some ohio districts. >> reporter: jim emerling will still support santorum. he's a small business owner in stubinville. >> he stands for a lot of causes that i believe in. and he's from pennsylvania, which is righ
CBS
Mar 12, 2012 4:00pm EDT
romney, who turns 65 today, is hoping the south will deliver a birthday gift. >> i just want to say thanks to you for giving me this birthday present. i am hoping to unwrap it tomorrow. >> reporter: he made a brief top in mobile, alabama before taking time off from the campaign trail to celebrate his birthday. a new cbs news "new york times" poll shows republican primary voters nationwide pick santorum over romney by a small margin. but 73% of those polled say romney will be the eventual nominee. only 10% show santorum. newt gingrich and ron paul trail even further behind. the primaries are critical for gingrich. he spoke at an energy summit in biloxi, mississippi. >> we need a profound change in washington. i am the one candidate who has a clear consistent track record. >> reporter: gingrich is resisting calls to leave the race saying he will do well in the south. >> rick santorum said today he predicts he will get the nomination if the race is still undecided by the republican nomination. >>> here is christie at traffic control. >> hi, mary. hi everyone. traffic is rather light,
CBS
Mar 13, 2012 4:00pm EDT
in alabama and mississippi to keep his campaign alive. the former house speaker trailed mitt romney and rick santorrum in the delegate count. santorum says romney should step aside. >> no matter what. we go next to illinois, and he's sitting at 10% in the state of illinois. >> reporter: gingrich says he has no plans to drop out and is vowing to go all the way to the convention. >> reporter: there is no clear win in today's primary, making every vote critical. >> the majority of republican voters in alabama, identify themselves as evangelicals. >> i'm looking for somebody with experience. i'm looking for somebody with some tenacity and honesty. and i'm looking for somebody hois a christian. >> reporter: romney has had trouble making end roads with christian conservatives. >> if i become president of the united states, my job is going to be to make sure that you have great jobs, we have good incomes again, have gas prices down, and keep our money here in this country. >> reporter: he is already in missouri, where voters head to polls. but he is hoping to pull off a victory today, to show off h
CBS
Mar 28, 2012 4:00pm EDT
him the status of first candidate to have nationwide ballot access. mitt romney is expected to file in new jersey soon, making his 50-state ballot access likely. romney received another key endorsement. former president george h.w. bush is throwing his support behind mitt romney. florida governor jeb bush is also endorsing the former massachusetts governor. >>> maryland's primary election is tuesday, april 3rd. did you get that mary? >> i got it all, jess. it was a lot, though. thank you. stay with wjz for complete coverage of 2012. we'll bring you the latest on the results during the maryland primary. >>> dangerous silicone injections. 45-year-old kimberly insteadly of atlanta admits to giving illegal shots to people in hotel rooms up and down the east coast. some here in baltimore. she gave the injections to patients to enlarge their buttocks. she faces a maximum of five years in prison. and a $250,000 fine when she's sentenced in july. >>> summertime temperatures are fast approaching. and with that comes news that under the mayor's new budget, many neighborhood pools will not be
CBS
Mar 7, 2012 4:00pm EST
president obama this fall. randall pinkston reports for wjz from washington. >> reporter: mitt romney's campaign insists tuesday's victories mean he will be the last man standing at the end of the republican primary. >> we're doing some counting. counting up the delegates for the republican convention and it looks good. and counting down the days until november and that looks even better. >> romney won the contests, but santorum is tout his strength. he won three states outright and came in second. >> we won all over this country, against the odds when they thought, oh, he's finally finished, we keep coming back. >> reporter: santorum's team says the former senator would be in a much stronger position, with all of the conservative voters behind him, if newt gingrich quit the race. the former speaker says no deal. >> and we are staying in this race because i believe that it is going to be impossible for a moderate to win the general election. >> reporter: campaigning in alabama, gingrich pushed his plan to lower gasoline priceless. on the road to north carolina, president obama called
CBS
Mar 9, 2012 4:00pm EST
next week. >> reporter: mitt romney trying to get southern voters to warm up to him. campaigning in jackson, mississippi, romney worked to sell himself as the candidate who can beat president obama. >> more jobs, less debt, smaller government. that's what we want. that is not what we got. >> reporter: newt gingrich is at ease in the south. he spent the day in mississippi, promoting his plan to get gas prices down to $2.50 a gallon. >> i don't care how much money barack obama raises for his campaign, if every american drives up to a gas station and every american sees the obama praise of gas it's going tow race the advertising. >> reporter: that message could be working. newt gingrich on top of a new mississippi poll, but rival rick santorum is making a play for the same voters. santorum is hoping to convince southern republicans especially evangelicals that a vote for him tuesday would narrow the race. we go out and win elections, we get this race down to two and win election after elections we will be the nominee. >> reporter: as the republicans battle it out, president obama sw
CBS
Mar 22, 2012 4:00pm EDT
with business owners on main street. mitt romney held a town hall meeting yesterday in arbutus. maryland goes to the polls on tuesday. the winner of the presidential primary gets all 37 of maryland's delegates. stay with wjz for complete coverage of campaign 2012. we'll bring you the latest on the candidates and updated primary results. >>> several new developmentsed today in the -- developments today in the child sex abuse case. against jerry sandusky. >> reporter: a defense attorney asked to throw out all charges against sandusky. he says that some charges aren't specific enough and others, the statute of limitations has run out. sandusky is on house arrest, awaiting a trial in may on charges he abused 15 boys over a 15-year period. the university is also agreeing to reimburse the legal expenses from any employee. >> sandusky is denying all of the sex abuse allegations. >>> missing for months. today, the fbi says it has found the body of a teacher in montana. amanda vinegas reports, sheri arnold disappeared while jogging. >> reporter: on january 7th, life was turned upside-down after mother
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